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Dispute at Knesset Committee over Conversion Figures

Of the 350,000 non-Jews who have immigrated to Israel, only 3,600 convert each year.

Ritual Baths New Battleground for Haredi, Reform and Modern Orthodox in Israel

What appears to be a bill driven by the urgent need to block Reform expansion in Israel may really be a land grab on the part of the Haredim.

Knesset Survey: 30% of Arab Women Fear Attack by Family Member

29% of women and 24% of men do not feel safe approaching police for help.

Speaker Orders Knesset Gender Equality Supervisor to Accept Staff Complaints

An improper situation was created within the very legislature that enacted the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law.

As Knesset Adds ‘Israel’ to Flag Law, MK Hazan Tells Arabs: ‘It’s Over, That’s...

"To conclude, I'd like to say, Here in the Land of Israel a Jewish State in the Land of Israel, not Ishmael."

MK Avigdor Lieberman: Build In Ma’ale Adumim, We Will Join Coalition

Lieberman said he would be willing to join the coalition if the government agreed to the construction of 2,000 housing units in the city of Ma’ale Adumim.

Sheba Doctors to Knesset: Severe ICU Bed Shortage

The overall Health Ministry's budget for 2016 is around $7.55 billion, up 23% from 2015.

Knesset Internal Affairs Committee Converges on South Tel Aviv Illegal Migrant Hub

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) said, "People are trying to protect [the migrants] under the pretext of human rights. Do the residents of Tel Aviv not have rights?"

Israel NGO Opposes Bill to Outlaw Mosque Loudspeakers

"Freedom of religion should not become a factor in harming the quality of life."

Netanyahu Cancels Cabinet Orthodox Meeting on New Outline for Reform, Kotel

The chief rabbis concluded that a new outline altogether was needed for the Kotel, one which would not recognize the reform at all.

1 Year Later: Poll Shows Likud, Labor Setback, Lapid, Bennett Increase

The left would lose even more than Likud if the elections were held today, with Labor dropping from 24 to 18 seats.

Haredi Minister Demands Anti-Reform Law, Threatens Coalition Breakup

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) on Thursday night tweeted that he would ask his faction to join the Haredi ultimatum to Netanyahu.

Haredi MK: Order to Shave Beards Symptom of Antiquated Non-Professional IDF

"We must end the compulsory draft for men and women, regardless of faith or race. The Army shouldn't be obliged to recruit people whose loyalty it does not trust."

Knesset Speaker Edelstein’s ‘Controversial’ Visit to Address British Parliament

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein is to make an historic address before the British parliament.

PM Netanyahu, Egyptian Ambassador Khairat, Meet at Knesset

Israel's Prime Minister met with the new Egyptian Ambassador for private talks in the Knesset.

Arab MKs Threaten to Quit over Law Potentially Expelling Arab MKs

During the committee debate, MK Abdullah Abu Maaruf (Joint Arab List) rioted, tearing out a microphone from its socket.

Netanyahu to Meet with Orthodox Ministers over Reform Undue Influence on Government

MK Eichler has been on a crusade to smoke out "Reform sponsors" who buy out Israeli politicians, Netanyahu included.

Netanyahu: Israel and Africa’s Common Challenge Is Radical Islam

South Sudan’s first ambassador to Israel said a Netanyahu visit to his country "could unite the torn tribes, bring peace and end the bloodshed."

Likud MK Demanding Expulsion of BDS Founder

Barghouti is not "Palestinian", having been born in Qatar and grown up in Egypt.

Survey: If Elections Were Held Today Likud Down 3 Seats, Coalition Down to 57

Naftali Bennett's Religious Zionist startup goes up from 8 to 11, likely those seats that were lured by Netanyahu in the last elections.

The War Is On: Ultra-Orthodox, Reform, Vie for Control of Knesset

Netanyahu has until Passover to follow the coalition agreement he signed with the ultra-Orthodox, or else.

Rivlin Won’t Let Arab MK into Presidential Residence

Using humor to fuse a tense situation, MK Zahalka said, "I didn't know they were short on chairs in the presidential palace."

Analysis: How the Reform Control Government, Knesset Committees and the Courts

Israeli anti-religious organizations funded by Reform money are regularly invited by Knesset committees despite having no legal status.

Bayit Yehudi Supporting Low Income Tel Aviv Residents in Fight Against Wealthy Developers

"We will not allow the state to abandon the residents of Giv'at Amal."

Analysis: Reform Success Enabled by Ultra-Orthodox 4-Seat Loss

UTJ MK Israel Eichler turned their lemons into a kind of lemonade saying he wouldn't give the Reform the satisfaction by leaving government.

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